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You most likely now have several blown each fuse from your owners manual...Hope this helps.

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My honda marks the battery even though we bought a new battery and alternator. And nothing electrical inside the car turns on. What is the problem?

Check your main or maxi fuses. If an older car, there may be fusible links between the battery and the power distribution. There should be ignition fuses that supply power to the ignition switch. These fuses would be hot at all times, so take a test light, ground it to battery negative, and check if the fuses have power to them. Pull one fuse out, touch the tester probe into both terminals the fuse plugs into. If one terminal lights up the test light, then that fuse is getting power. If the fuse is good, power will pass on to whatever is on that circuit. If it's an ignition fuse, the ignition switch should have power to it (if the wiring is good), and turning the key to on, should send power out to the dash and to the engine.

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Could be, sounds like a big electrical short somewhere. First check that it didn't kill your battery. Have it tested. If it is old, just replace it- you have to have a fully charged battery to do any checking or testing. Check all your fuses, and it would really be good to know there is power to the fuse. All of the maxi fuses are hot at all times. Use a simple test light to check they have power-one will feed the ignition switch and one or two others are for the head lights and lighting. You can check every fuse on the car, both underhood and inside the car at those fuse panels -with key on EVERY fuse on the car should have power to it. Just touch the test light probe to the top end of the fuse, that little indent is a test port to check for power. Every fuse has those openings, one at each end. A good fuse will light your testlight at both ends of the fuse. A bad or blown fuse will only light one end of the test light.
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Start with a fresh battery, make sure cables and connections are good, make sure the fuses are good and have power, then hit the switch-if it blows something, bad switch or a short in a wire.
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Let me know how u go

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